Bits And Pieces: Dan + Shay, Russell Dickerson + More!
DAN + SHAY HAVE BIG DEBUT WITH ‘SAVE ME THE TROUBLE’: Dan + Shay have the highest Country Aircheck debut since June 2022 with “Save Me The Trouble.” It marks the biggest add-day for any country single released in 2023 so far as well as the biggest add-day of Dan + Shay’s entire career to date. “Save Me The Trouble” is the duo’s lead single from their fifth studio album, Bigger Houses, available September 15th.
RUSSELL DICKERSON WAITED FOUR YEARS TO RELEASE ‘RIDE THE WAVE:’ Russell Dickerson sat on “Ride The Wave” for four years before releasing it in June. He recently told Taste of Country that Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay originally cut the vocals, but neither wanted it for a feature. The singer explained, “We were both sending videos back and forth, dancing to it with our wives on the bus. It was one of those songs where it was like, ‘Oh, holy crap, this is a hit.” “Ride The Wave” is a part of Dickerson’s five-song EP, Three Months Two Streets Down, which dropped on June 27th.
JERRY BRADLEY DEAD AT 83: Country Music Hall of Famer Jerry Bradley has died at the age of 83. The music executive played a role in the success of artists like Alabama, Ronnie Mislap, Dolly Parton, and Kenny Chesney. According to Music Row, Bradley died peacefully on Monday (July 17th) in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.